Railway work in Mendota will result in detour


MENDOTA – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the U.S. 34 BNSF railway grade crossing in Mendota will be closed starting Wednesday, Aug. 5.

U.S. 34 will be closed for approximately seven days to allow the BNSF railway to remove the spur track grade crossing, patch the void with asphalt and perform necessary highway approach work.

U.S. 34 traffic will proceed as follows:

  • U.S. 34 westbound traffic will proceed south on Sixth Avenue to Fifth Street, thence west on Fifth Street to U.S. 52/Illinois Route 251 (13th Avenue), thence north on U.S. 52/Illinois Route 251 back to U.S. 34.
  • U.S. 34 eastbound traffic will proceed south on U.S. 52/Illinois Route 251 (13th Avenue) to Fifth Street, thence east on Fifth Street to Sixth Avenue, thence north on Sixth Avenue back to U.S. 34.

Motorists are urged to use caution and expect some delays while traveling the detour route. Slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

For IDOT District 3 updates on Twitter, go to https://twitter.com/IDOTDistrict3.

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